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Riviera 54 Enclosed Flybridge with IPS
Riviera proudly presents the supremely seaworthy, technologically advanced and absolutely luxurious Riviera 54 Enclosed Flybridge Motor Yacht. The Riviera Open Flybridge stands as testament to a growing worldwide affection for Riviera’s hallmark passion for excellence – she more accurately reflects the international standards nomenclature, and enhances Riviera’s competitiveness on the world stage.
And while she retains the distinct indoor/outdoor characteristics for which Riviera is internationally renowned, the 54 Enclosed Flybridge is much more than mere model refinement – in fact we’ve seized the opportunity to incorporate a wide range of standard inclusions that, in the past, might have been considered optional upgrades.
The full magnitude is complemented by the fact her hull lines run straight aft from the maximum mid-ship beam of 16' 10". This, in turn, provides an extremely buoyant lift and an easy planing surface, as well as great stability, enhancing her penultimate blue-water performance.
LOA: 52' 0'' (15.85 Meters)
Type: Power- New
Beam: 16' 5''
Draft Max: 4' 7''
Range NMI: 378
Fuel Type: Diesel
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Fuel Tank: 925 Gallons
Fresh Water: 198 Gallons
Holding Tank: 105 Gallons
Befitting a pleasure boat of this calibre, the Riviera 52 Enclosed Flybridge incorporates clever and convenient alfresco lifestyle concepts and ultramodern technology with luxurious appointments … not to mention enhanced serviceability, savvy storage and an exacting eye for detail from fit to finish that reminds you that she is nothing less than an Australian-built Riviera.
You will sense our hallmark passion for excellence from the moment you step onboard – double transom doors allow better access from both the port and starboard sides in effect adding the large swim platform to what is already a full-scale, no-nonsense cockpit and creating a walk-around transom lounge with additional storage bin for swimming and diving gear.
The swim platform, with lift-out stainless steel rails, also has a number of options to suit individual owner requirements, for example: custom rod holders and a bait preparation station can be fitted for the angler, as well as a 400kg hydraulic lift to assist with tender storage.
Owners have the option of a longer transom lounge, or even a live bait tank with glass front, depending on requirements.
In the deck of the 9.90 square metre (106’6”) cockpit are separate hatches – with stainless steel lock-downs – providing direct maintenance access to either of the pod drives, as well as a large, central, self-draining moulded lazarette locker to store cockpit furniture and water toys, and also deep fish bins to port and starboard.
Forward there is a comfortable three-seater cockpit mezzanine lounge to port – upholstered in high-quality weather-proof vinyl – and there is an optional integrated and interchangeable table to provide a versatile alfresco entertaining area, and which can also be converted to a day-bed.
Behind the cockpit lounge is a double-plated refrigerated cool box and self-draining recycling bin, as well as manual bilge pump access and lockable cabinet containing battery switches and AC/DC control board.
To starboard there’s lift-up lid with gas strut which reveals a double BBQ with stainless steel splashback and LED lighting, ice-maker, sink, solid surface bench top and even more storage – enough to impress even the most discerning chef.
The cockpit’s innovative joystick docking control is also to starboard, although owners have the option of having it located on the port-side. This control is protected from the elements in its own enclosed fibreglass compartment.
Stretching out and over the cockpit is the flybridge deck, which can be extended even further with a stainless steel and acrylic canvas awning for shaded protection from the sun and extremities. There’s also the option of a rear-mounted camera, should owners desire.
Having now launched hundreds of pod-driven luxury pleasure yachts, Riviera is at the forefront of a marine revolution offering impressive fuel economy, high performance, quiet operation, more internal space and, of course, joystick control.
The innovative joystick offers slow-speed maneuverability when backing up on a prize catch, in addition to precise docking. Indeed a skipper – either solo or with a novice crew – can simply push and twist the joystick to make the boat respond immediately, pivoting in place or crabbing sideways into a berth that’s just long enough to fit the vessel. There’s also an additional joystick to starboard in the cockpit with the option of having it located on the port-side if owners desire.
The 52 Enclosed Flybridge has joysticks at the helm and in the cockpit. There is an option for a tournament station to starboard and aft on the flybridge which also includes a joystick, steering wheel, throttles and, if so you desire, an optional 15” multi-function display.
Ascending to the modern flybridge via a stylish floating internal staircase with teak treads, you start to gain a full appreciation of the thought and consideration behind this new-generation Riviera 52.
The flybridge enclosed on three sides is ultra-modern, spacious and sumptuous, with the rear enclosed by strata glass from the hardtop to the deck with side and rear zip opening panels.
The flybridge helm features and inspired dash design, two fully adjustable helm seats, forward lounge with storage underneath and large L-shaped lounge to port, which also has a lift-up base for even more storage.
The bright and breezy atmosphere here in this virtual sky lounge is achieved through the large, opening side windows and massive windscreen – all of which come with covers. There’s a lockable hatch above the internal staircase and stainless steel ladder to the hardtop – and there’s even an option for an electric sliding sunroof with integrated blind to open up the flybridge even further, should you desire.
Thoughtfully placed overhead grab rails and a padded, upholstered headlining are a nice touch too, as is the wet bar including solid surface bench top, refrigerator, drink holders, sink with hot and cold water … all serving to keep you refreshed while underway. The internal staircase is nice and close to the galley which can easily feed prepared delicacies up to the gathering – simply send your request via intercom.
And if you desire your own personal soundtrack to the panoramic view, the Riviera 52’s flybridge also sports an AM/FM stereo, CD/DVD player with iPod interface and four speakers, with the option of including an integrated 26” LED TV.
Volvo, through the revolutionary IPS pod propulsion, already offers the ease of joystick maneuverability, Dynamic Positioning System for station-holding while preparing lines and fenders or while waiting off a fuel jetty, as well Anti-Corrosion Protection and Auto-Pilot.
The 52’s Glass Cockpit takes the overview and control of engines and navigation, including charts, sonar and radar (even auto-pilot), to extraordinary new heights … and all in one place, and also includes auto-trim and full slow-speed steering, SportFish mode and Clear Wake.
The stylish and sophisticated command centre of the 52 Enclosed Flybridge is truly testament to its superior design and Riviera’s passion to both source and embrace the latest in marine technology.
With twin helm seats and a forward lounge, there’s absolutely “no compromise” in terms of comfort at the command console, which itself has a distinct automotive inspired feel.
Of course there’s excellent visibility through the expansive windscreen that has freshwater outlets at its base and heavy-duty pantographic windscreen wipers with intermittent controls.
All critical navigation electronics, comprehensive engine instrumentation and vessel controls are within easy and ergonomic reach of the skipper’s seat, including the helm’s sporty steering wheel, the 3.5-inch CZone digital switching panel, the remote control for the hardtop-mounted spotlight and the helm joystick control.
There’s even room for up to three 17” navigations screens, and it’s here that we are delighted to say that the full features of the innovative Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit navigation and CZone digital switching systems are standard inclusions with the Riviera 52 Enclosed Flybridge.
The rear saloon bulkhead of the 52 Enclosed Flybridge is tinted, tempered glass set in a strong, highly polished stainless steel frame, adding to the sense of light and space as you step into her luxurious saloon. To port is the modern and functional U-shaped galley from which the huge glass awning window opens out and over to the cockpit, in effect opening up the rear of the boat and, at the same time, affirming the galley as the central entertaining hub of the 52.
The galley has the option of a contemporary two-pack finish to the overhead cupboards, complementing the satin-finish American oak timber cabinetry, which also comes with the options of high-gloss or satin cherry, satin teak or satin beach. Standard features include a two-burner electric cook-top with in-built pop-up fiddles to secure pots, a convection microwave oven and an optional drawer dishwasher within handy reach of the stainless steel sink. The solid surface bench top includes sink-cover that doubles as a cutting board, while the mixer tap conveniently swivels so you can wash down the self-draining bin compartment to port.
In the headlining above the galley is a rod locker, confirming the 52’s incredible pragmatism, and to starboard are two drawer fridges and a freezer, as well as a drinks cabinet (of course, with easy access from the cockpit) which has built-in drawers for glass and bottle storage.
This neatly brings us to what may well be the really heroic aspect of this boat - the engineering department that makes all this performance and generosity possible.
The Riviera 52 Enclosed Flybridge comes standard with the proven and popular twin IPS2-950 pod configuration with D11 engines, each delivering 725hp.
Quiet operation is achieved through under-water exhausts, an effective silencer, state-of-the-art turbocharger and an air filter with improved insulation.
At the same time, the robust engine design and mountings contribute to minimising on-board vibration. And in addition to superior handling maneuvering in tight quarters, IPS2 also offers excellent power-to-weight ratio, impressive fuel efficiency, long cruising range and high top-end speed.
The renowned Volvo Penta IPS system puts twin forward-facing counter-rotating props to the fore. Volvo includes traditional lever controls as well as the intuitive joystick that can single-handedly get you in and out of the tightest of marina berths.
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